The Engineering Exchange
How we work
The EngEx matches community groups with engineers and built environment specialists, working together to tackle problems facing London communities. We help with initial project scoping, and provide support with achieving deliverables. We gather feedback at the end of the project, which may lead to further work. We've supported a range of research projects looking at topics including air quality, demolition of social housing, green infrastructure, neighbourhood planning, transport and waste, among others. Anyone is welcome to contact us with an idea or problem, but we may not always be able to help; our ability to support a project will depend on our contacts’ availability and skills.
If you are a community group in London with a project idea, a question we can help to answer, or a technical problem you want to solve, we would love to hear from you! We specialise in problems related to technology, infrastructure and the environment. This includes issues like energy, water, waste, air quality, information and communications technologies, noise, pollution, buildings, transport, mapping, etc.
If you are a researcher, engineer or built environment specialist interested in working with communities, please get in touch! We provide support in working with communities and advice on community-based projects. We also offer grant-writing support for EngEx-related projects.
How are we funded?
The Engineering Exchange is funded by UCL’s Faculty of Engineering and the UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. We’ve also received public engagement grants from the EPSRC, NERC and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Local privacy notice
Following revision of regulations relating to data protection in the UK in May 2018, the EngEx has reviewed our data management processes. In order to inform our contacts of news and events, as well as to 'match-make' community groups with relevant academics and researchers, we securely retain some personal data, including names and email addresses. We will not share this data with third party organisations unless it is necessary for undertaking these aims, and we are given consent by you to do so.
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